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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION—PROGRAMS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
(CFDA No. 84.051)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended by P.L. 94-482,
Title II, Part B, Subparts 1 and 2 (20 U.S.C. 2401). (Expired September 30,
1984.)*

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year         Authorization      Appropriation I/

1980                 $59,000,000        $10,358,073

1981                  66,250,000                            7,835,073

1982                      2/                                    8,536,073

1983                     ?/                                    8,036,073

1984                      21                                    8,178,000

Purpose; To improve vocational education by providing Federal funds for
projects for research, development, leadership training, and information
dissemination.

Program Components:

o National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE): To assist
States and localities in improving their programs, NCRVE engages in
applied research, training, product development, and evaluation and
operates a clearinghouse for information and products from State and
federally supported projects and other sources.

o      National Occupational  Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC):    To
assist students,   educators,   and  occupational   planners   in  anticipating
future labor market conditions, NOICC  (along with its State Occupational
Information Coordination Committees [SOICCs]) assembles and distributes
job information.

o Special Projects of National Significance: To assist States in respond-
ing to emerging needs in vocational education, Special Projects funds
are used to develop curricula and products, which are then distributed
to the States by six regional Curriculum Coordination Centers.

Eligibility:    Only   nonprofit   agencies   are   eligible   for   the   competition
held every  five years   for the  National   Center  for Research  in Vocational
Education.    Public, nonprofit, and profit-making organizations
and individuals are eligible for other projects.

*The Carl  D.  Perkins Vocational  Act of 1984,  P.L.  98-524 authorizes voca-
tional  education through September 30, 1989.:    Dorothy Shuler, (202) 245-8364r further information